I'll admit it might be a bit premature to label this a trend, but I've been seeing these wonderful brass peacock fireplace screens popping up lately here and there. I found my own (above) for $18 at the Alameda Flea Market last year, and it's perfect for our fireplace, which actually has a decorative tile with a little peacock emblazoned on it.
The screen looks lovely in Juliet Totten's amazing home, featured on Design*Sponge; it's the perfect accent in a home full of beloved found objects.
Flickr member dusty! shared this photo on the Apartment Therapy: San Francisco Flickr pool. She found the screen on craigslist. They're widely available on both craigslist and ebay.
I love the way the screen folds up, making it easy to tuck in a corner when you're feeling like a cleaner look.
What do you think? Does this speak to a larger trend of Victorian-era furnishings?